For the InstructorThese student materials complement the Water Science and Society Instructor Materials. If you would like your students to have access to the student materials, we suggest you either point them at the Student Version which omits the framing pages with information designed for faculty (and this box). Or you can download these pages in several formats that you can include in your course website or local Learning Managment System. Learn more about using, modifying, and sharing InTeGrate teaching materials.
Goals and Objectives
- Describe the two-way relationship between water resources and human society
- Thoughtfully evaluate information and policy statements regarding the current and future predicted state of water resources
- Communicate scientific information in terms that can be understood by the general public
- Predict how human interaction with water on Earth is expected to change over the next 50 years
- Interpret graphical representations of scientific data
In completing this module, you will:
- Argue one of the many viewpoints on climate change.
- Identify the causes of global warming and climate change over the past ~250 years, including anthropogenic and natural influences.
- Assess whether mathematical models are a sound basis for making policy decisions.
- Evaluate the implications of climate change on future water resources for specific locations in the US.
- Devise a water plan for Phoenix, AZ, projecting forward from 1915